Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Watercolor Wonder & Happy Every Day

Hi ya, all! I am extremely excited to be one of the Stamping Royalty Honorable Mentions. While I know that I am far from being crowned, this is a huge boost of confidence in me. Thanks so much to all at Paper Crafts magazine that have chosen my card! =) Here is my card in the Birthday category.


I am definitely loving the combination of grey, pink and gold. =)


The brush strokes are from Papertrey Ink's Watercolor Wonder set and the sentiment is from Happy Every Day set by Simon Says Stamp.

Now let's talk about the fun part. =) One of the five Stamping Royalty Honorable Mentions will receive the same $750 prize package that was rewarded to the 15 winners and YOU get to determine which one wins! You can see all five cards from this year's Stamping Royalty Honorable Mentions and vote here! Voting will end at Noon (MDT) on Thursday, May 2nd. You are allowed to cast one vote per day! Thank you in advance if you voted or will vote for me, but please never feel bad about not liking my card. I am a believer of the best should win and I know that I am competing with a group of amazing ladies. =)

That's all for now. Hope you have a happy day!

Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (brush strokes) Papertrey Ink, (sentiment) Simon Says Stamp
dye ink: (Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink, (Soft Granite) Hero Arts
accents: (gold glitter embossing folder) American Crafts, (gold sequins) Ellen Hutson
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, April 29, 2013

Bring on the Sun

Happy Monday, my friends! Here is a card that I made for The Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


I drew circles using Inktense Blocks on the piece of watercolor paper then went over them with a water brush to get the background. This is actually a test piece that I used to try out this technique for another project that I was working on. I couldn't bare to ditch it afterwards, so here it is. =)


Because of the colors I used, I thought the sentiment from Technique Tuesday's Bring on the Sun set was a perfect fit. The hearts are cut out from thin birch wood then colored with a red Copic marker.

That's all I have. There is still time to enter for The Wonder of Watercolor Challenge, see the details here! =)

Have a sunshiny day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
specialty paper: (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamp: (sentiment) Technique Tuesday
pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko
coloring medium: (Inktense Blocks) Derwent, (red marker) Copic
dies: (hearts) Simon Says Stamp
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cutasaurus

Happy Sunday, my friends! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Here is a card that I made for this month's challenge over at Inspiration Journal.


April's challenge is Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils and there is still time to submit your projects for a chance to win!


Inspired by this post by my super talented friend Virginia, I decided to make my own mask. I used three dies from Paper Smooches' Hexalongs die set and created a simple mask with a piece of acetate. After taping the mask down, I sponged Ripe Persimmon and a little bit of Wild Honey distress inks to create the background. Some Ripe Persimmon ink splatter was also added later on for a little interest.


The adorable dinosaur, rock and bones are from Cutasaurus set and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is also from the Cutasaurus set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to enter your project here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use in the Inspiration Emporium Store! Also, you can use discount code wonderland at check out to receive 10% off your entire order when you shop at Inspiration Emporium! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: Paper Smooches
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
coloring medium: (markers) Copic
dies: (dinosaur, Hexalongs) Paper Smooches
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Did You Hear?

Happy Weekend, all! =) Here is a card that I made using a lovely image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


I definitely remember playing with one of those tin can (or paper cup) phones! Sigh... The good old days! =)


This image is called Did You Hear? and it's printed on Papertrey Ink's Rustic White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size.


The patterned paper is from Farm Girl 8x8 Paper Pad by October Afternoon and the sentiment is from Talk Bubbles 2 set by Simon Says Stamp.

That's all I have. For more inspiration using images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog. =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White, kraft) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: (sentiment) Simon Says Stamp
patterned paper: October Afternoon
pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko
accents: (red, blue, yellow enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
sticker: (teal grid Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
dies: (scallop border) Memory Box, (speech bubbles) Simon Says Stamp
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R22, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
skirt: B99, B97, B95, B93
t-shirt, socks: RV29, RV25, RV23
boots: E37, E35, E33, E31, BV29, BV25, BV23
Bronte: C1, C00, 0
can phone: C9, C7, C5, C3
ground: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 2013 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hi ya, all! I am joining in on the Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop today! Here is the challenge for the blog hop.


The challenge is to design on an angle and I decided to combine the challenge with this week's Make It Monday #113 which is to use Perfect Pearls on your project(s).


I first stamped the v from Irresistibly Ikat set with VersaMark then brushed on Perfect Pearls in Perfect Pearl, Turquoise and Plum. The sentiment from the same stamp set is brushed with Perfect Pearl.


After brushing the excess powders off, I spritzed the piece with some water then dried it with a heat gun. I vaguely remember Mr. Tim Holtz has mentioned that water help sets the powder and it seemed to work. The piece is then mounted on a white card base.

That's all from me. You can find all the entries for the blog hop here and the details for Make It Monday #113 here! =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (clear, Autumn Rose) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Papertrey Ink
watermark ink: Tsukineko
accent: (pigment powder) Ranger Industries
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, April 22, 2013

Surprise Birthday Blog Hop for Michele!


Hello, every one! Today is the sweet Michele's birthday and the Girl Fridays are celebrating it with a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop! Happy Happy Birthday, Michele! Thanks so much for being a wonderful "boss!" =)


Thanks for hopping with us. You probably arrived from Sanketi's Blog. If not, you can celebrate with us and start the blog hop from Leigh Ann's Blog.


I used the funky stars from Exclamations set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to create the background and embossed the sentiment from Amazeballs set with glittery gold embossing powder. Gotta make it fun, right? =)

That's all from me. It's time to send you to Kelly's Blog. Aside from Girl Fridays, The Ink Squad is also hosting a surprise blog hop in honor of Michele's birthday, you can follow along with them too: Dana, Karen, Kelly, Laurie, Lynn, Michelle, Piali and Virginia! Hope you can hop along with us and don't forget to leave Michele some love here or on her Facebook page! =)

Have a amazing day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
dye inks: (Hibiscus Burst) Papertrey Ink, (Soft Granite) Hero Arts
watermark ink: Tsukineko
embossing powder: (gold glitter) American Crafts
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Peaches

Happy Sunday, all! =) Here is a card that I made using a sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.


Isn't she the cutest? =) I adore this little girl!


This image is called Peaches and she is printed on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size. I added Diamond Stickles to the wings of the butterflies for a little sparkle.


The patterned paper is from Daphne's Closet 6x6 Paper Pack by Lawn Fawn and the sentiment is from Sugar Rush set by Paper Smooches.

That's all for now. Have you heard that there is a Dream Team DT Call? Don't forget to check it out if you are interested! For more inspirations using images from Mo's Digital Pencil, please visit Mo's Dream Team Blog! =)

Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: Paper Smooches
patterned paper: Lawn Fawn
pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko
fiber: (white crochet thread) DMC
accents: (yellow button) Papertrey Ink, (peach sequins) Ellen Hutson, (Diamond Stickles) Ranger Industries
sticker: (yellow/grey floral Japanese washi tape) Classiky, (thin peach Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
die: (scallop border) Memory Box
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R22, R20
hair: C9, C7, C5, C3
outfit: YR04, YR02, YR00, Y19, Y15, Y11
butterflies: BG02, BG01, Y15, Y11, R83, R81, YR00, YR000
ground: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cuteasaurus

Happy Weekend, my friends! =) Here is a card that I made using some fun goodies that you can find in Inspiration Emporium.


Adorable dinosaurs, anyone? =)


The dinosaurs from Cuteasaurus set is die cut then stamped on PTI's Rustic White cardstock then colored with Copic markers. The tree and rocks are stamped on the same paper then fuzzy cut out.


The patterned paper is from Park Bench 6x6 paper pad by Fancy Pants and they are cut using the fun Hexalongs die set. The sentiment is also from the Cuteasaurus set.

That's all I have for now. I don't have a sample to share yet, but you can find the details of this month's challenge at Inspiration Journal here. Don't forget that you can use discount code wonderland any time when you shop at Inspiration Emporium to receive 10% off your entire order! =)

Have a awesome day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White, kraft) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Paper Smooches
patterned paper: Fancy Pants
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko, (Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink
coloring medium: Copic
accent: (blue, yellow enamel dots) My Mind's Eye
dies: (dinosaur, hexagons) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine)
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 5 1/2" x 4"

Friday, April 19, 2013

Flashy Letters

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my post for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #99. Thanks! =)

Hi ya, all! =) It's the last day of Mama Elephant April stamp highlight and we are focusing on the versatile Flashy Letters set.

I once again played with creating background. This is really fun and quick to make and I can see a set of these with different sentiments as gift.


I went with the fun grey and neon pink color combo. Hope you likey!

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created using this set. Here are the links:

Have fun and hope you have a fabulous day! =)

Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: Mama Elephant
dye inks: (Wet Cement, Neon Pink) Hero Arts
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, April 18, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #99

Happy Friday, all! =) It's time for a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays! Here is this week's challenge.


The challenge is to make a CAS birthday project for a chance to win the fabulous prize. This challenge will last for 2 weeks to celebrate Michele's birthday! =)


I played with the fun Amazeballs set for my card. The bubbles were inked with Hero Arts Neon inks and stamped three times with each inking to get the Bokeh look. Well, at least that was what I was aiming for when I started. =)


The sentiment is also from the Amazeballs set and a few neon sequins helped finishing the card.


This week's sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and they are providing a $45 gift certificate for the winner! How awesome is that? Don't forget to find out what the other Girl Fridays came up with for this challenge and all the details for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

Hope you can join us this week! =)

Have a amazing day and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
dye inks: (blue, pink, green, orange neon inks) Hero Arts
accents: (pink, orange, yellow neon sequins) Neat & Tangled
card size: 5 3/8" x 3 3/8"

Central Park

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my post for Spring with Mo Blog Hop. Thanks! =)

Hello, my friends! =) It's Day 2 of Mama Elephant April stamp highlight and we are sharing projects made using the fun Central Park set.


I decided to stamp on patterned paper and tried to give the hard skyline a softer look. The speech bubble and the skyline are from the Central Park set. I think we all need more love in this world. =)


The patterned paper is from Hello Friend 6x6 Paper Pack by Glitz. I punched a little heart from patterned paper, added Glossy Accents and a little gem for a little interest.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created using this set. Here are the links:
Have fun and hope you have a beautiful day! =)

Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamp: Mama Elephant
patterned paper: Glitz
pigment ink: (Onyx Black) Tsukineko
accents: (pink enamel dot) My Mind's Eye, (gold satin sequin) Ellen Hutson, (clear gem) Recollections, (Glossy Accents) Ranger Industries
sticker: (pink stripes Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 4"x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! If you arrived from Pat's Blog, you are on the right track. If not, you can start the hop from Pat's Blog. You wouldn't want to miss any stop of this fun hop!


The theme for this month's hop is Spring and Mo created six new Spring images for this hop. You can find them at Mo's Digital Pencil. We are also hopping with design team members from Mo's Challenge Blog, so this is going to be a fun one! THREE of the designers each have a little piece of hidden code in their blog hop posts. Gather them all and you have a discount code for 25% OFF when you shop at Mo's Digital Pencil. Don't forget to look for the codes as you go! =) Here is my card for the hop.


Isn't she darling? Mo never disappoints! =)


The image that I used is called April. She is printed on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed to size.


The patterned paper is from Yes, Please 6x6 paper pad by American Crafts and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


That's all from me. It's time to send you to Anja's Blog. Don't forget to look for the hidden code! =)

Have fun hopping and thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
digital stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
clear stamp: (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: American Crafts
dye ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
accents: (yellow, teal enamel dots) My Mind's Eye, (purple sequin) Neat & Tangled
sticker: (pink polka dot Japanese washi tape) Kamoi Kakoshi
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R22, R20
hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E53
outfit: RV66, RV55, RV52, R27, R24, R22
handkerchief: Y19, Y15, Y11
boots: E37, E35, E33, E31, C9, C7, C5
watering can: BG49, BG57, BG53, BG11, Y19, Y15, Y11
flower: G29, G09, YG07, YG03, RV55, RV52
ground: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Bling

Hi, all! =) Today starts the stamp highlight for Mama Elephant's April release. We are showcasing the mod Bling set.


I used one of the little building stamps from the set to create the background. I love playing with stamps this way! =)


The sentiment is also from Bling set. I added Diamond Stickles to the word "brighter" for a little sparkle.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created using this set. Here are the links:
Have fun and hope you have a great day! =)

Thanks for stopping by!



supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: Mama Elephant
dye inks: (Simply Chartreuse, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold) Papertrey Ink, (Navy) Hero Arts
accents: (Diamond Stickles) Ranger Industries, (peach, yellow sequins) Ellen Hutson
card size: 4" x 5 1/2"

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